Pac-Man bookcase sacrifices shelf space to make room for mouth wedge


Will nobody address the elephant in the room when it comes to this awesomely wonderful Pac-Man bookcase? The mouth wedge eats up (pun intended!) valuable shelf space. But what’s the designer to do? The bookcase could be a full yellow circle to represent Pac-Man’s mouth in the closed position but people would argue, “Hey, it just looks like a yellow circle. Then again if you made the mouth wedge, you’d give up precious shelf space.”

There’s really no way around the mouth wedge. Without it, Pac-Man is just a yellow circle. You’d think he would have used that to his advantage when running away from ghosts. Just close his mouth and keep reaalll still. Since ghosts are color blind, they’d just assume he was an oversized power pellet.

“Oh, that’s just a big power pellet,” they’d say. “Let’s go through this passageway that magically warps us to the other side of town instead of investigating that big power pellet.” Ms. Pac-Man wouldn’t get away with that. Power pellets don’t have hair bows, is why.

Anyway, if you’d like to buy this bookshelf, you’re going to have to contact the design firm for a price quote. And the design firm is in Italy. You can also get it in colors other than yellow but why, oh why, would you do that?

Puckman bookcase [ via Nerd Approved]